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The Grand Hotel & Spa

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#5 of 46 Hotels in York
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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here as a special ending to a very special 50th birthday celebration in December 16. It was outstanding. Staff were always attentive, polite and happy. Our room (a basic) was simply outstanding (way beyond an executive standard of many other hotels we've stayed in). It was very very spacious, bathroom very large, with speakers in the ceiling, meaning...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Traet for birthday with a friend. Warm welcome from Wayne on arrival and very pleasant staff to check in etc. Very peaceful lounge perfect to unwind. Room spacious and clean with everythig one would expect from a 5 star. Breakfast has lovely selection of hot and cold and service was very good. Spa was outstanding, I had amazing hot stone...

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Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Stayed as a couple for one night and cannot fault a single thing about our stay. From the service when we arrived, a friendly welcome and smile from the doorman, carrying our bags for us, handing us a map of the main attractions and spending time to discuss this with us. Check in was friendly, easy and helpful and the...

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Fuengirola
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I've stayed in this Hotel on many occasions and have I also stayed in most 5 star hotels in the UK apart from in London e.g. The Lowry ,Brighton Grand. Gleneagles etc . Overall I would rate this one better for several reasons but the main ones are the superb Archtecture of the building itself ,and it can rightly call...

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for 1night with my husband as a present to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary We received a free room upgrade from the hotel which was nice but to be honest for the price I paid for the original room & the fact that this is a 5* hotel I expected more - the room wasn't overly luxurious (although...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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My experience of the hotel started when i rang to enquire about rooms for later in the year -and ended up booking one for the following evening- Frederica was so helpful. My friend and I experienced the best check in ever at this hotel. We were met by the gorgeous Ivan, who was utterly charming and so helpful. The concierge,...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well, the web-site looks fine and the building is also a very handsome and well maintained. I am sure that back in 1850 a great hotel experience was there to enjoy. However, here is another example of businesses masquerading as a high-end/premium experience but which fall very short on delivery. Its presentation over substance when the world's consumers want both....

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is superb, from the attentive staff to the beautiful and immaculate rooms it is a great place to stay. The bar staff were brilliant chatty, informative and very friendly.Ivan the concierge was so attentive and friendly and very helpful.This is Yorkshire's only 5* hotel and when you stay there you will understand why.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely hotel, friendly and efficient staff, beautiful bedroom, good bar and really well located. My only concern is the spa which really is quite poor. One shower only, that requires a button to be constantly pressed in order to work; no control for hot and cold. Silly. A sauna with a large glass door faces the pool, so sitting...

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Daniel S, Guest Services Manager at The Grand Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear tonyG5469PB, Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent visit to The Grand Hotel & Spa. I am delighted to hear that you found our staff to be so helpful and welcoming and that you room was so much to your satisfaction. I was, however, disappointed to learn that our spa facilities did not...

London UK
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our 2 night stay was a mixed experience, it was a special deal shortly into the new year and was good value. If we had payed full price I would have felt disappointed. There are some very good aspects, firstly being just a few minutes walk from the train station The Grand is fantastically convenient if you arrive by train...

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Dear SallyLondonUK, Thank you for your taking the time to write such a comprehensive review following your recent stay at The Grand Hotel & Spa. Before addressing your individual issues, it would be remiss of me not to acknowledge your praise concerning our staff. It is indeed very rewarding to hear that you regarded the service you received throughout your...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Hudson's
Hudson's
Cuisines: European, British
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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Minibar
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With stunning views of the Minster and the city’s ancient walls the Grand Hotel & Spa enjoys an enviable central location as York’s only five star hotel. Built in 1906 as one of the great railway buildings of York, the hotel’s graceful Edwardian architecture is complemented with fine dining and a luxurious spa complex that features an indoor pool and treatment rooms. All 107 guest rooms are individually designed and furnished to an extremely high specification, creating an indulgent yet unpretentious environment for both leisure and business travellers. And private dining facilities, an open air roof garden and elegant function rooms, provide a plethora of unique options for events and meetings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Grand Hotel & Spa

Address: | Station Rise, York YO1 6HT, England (Formerly Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: ₹ 10,094 - ₹ 23,469 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Grand Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 107
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Also Known As:
Cedar Court Grand Hotel York
Cedar Court Grand Hotel And Spa
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in York
#3 Family Hotel in York
#3 Romantic Hotel in York
#3 Spa Hotel in York
#3 Luxury Hotel in York
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“Even the Classic Room feels exceptionally luxurious !”
 of 5 bubbles MichelleM602, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Good real Ale pub next door Avoid breakfast Have a look at the huge steel doors of the vaults in the Spa area.”
 of 5 bubbles mikelucas0825, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose the other hotel near the station or better still go to one of the many much cheaper hotels in York and dine out !”
 of 5 bubbles Consumer_Warrior, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid bathrooms without a separate shower cubicle.”
 of 5 bubbles SallyLondonUK, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had an executive room on 3rd floor which was both roomy and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles fiftys0methings, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
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